Apple clafoutis

Apple clafoutis

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  • 8
  • Easy
  • Fat conscious
  • 20 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • Signal Hill Eszencia Non-Vintage


  • 60 g butter
  • 8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • ½–1 cup apple cider
  • 50 g sugar
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • crème fraîche, for serving
  • For the batter, blend together:
  • 6 extra-large free-range eggs
  • 2 cups full-cream milk
  • 120 g flour
  • 50 g sugar

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
Heat the butter in a frying pan. Stir in the apple. Pour the cider into the pan and sprinkle with sugar. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until soft.
Turn into a buttered baking dish, about 30cm in diameter. Pour over the batter and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until puff ed and browned.
Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately with crème fraîche.

Per serving: 1330.3kJ, 8.3g protein, 16g fat, 42g carbs

TASTE’s take:
This simple country dessert is no more than a jug of pancake batter poured over fruit and baked until puff ed and golden. Here, the apples are first cooked in apple cider then served with a dollop of crème fraîche.

Phillippa Cheifitz Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz
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Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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